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To draw the bow:

  • Grip the bow handle firmly in the left hand, but don’t squeeze.
  • With your bow arm straight, raise the bow to a point that your arm is parallel to the ground, while simultaneously drawing the string back to your “anchor point” with your shooting hand. The anchor point may be the corner of your mouth, your cheekbone, or your chin.

Practice will help you determine your best anchor point—one that’s both comfortable and provides the most accurate shooting. Your fingers should touch the same anchor point each time you draw the bow.

Drawing the bow
Holding the bow
If you are right-handed, raise the bow as you pull back the string with the three drawing fingers of your right hand. Simultaneously extend your left arm.